Why Do I Have to Read This?

Literacy Strategies to Engage Our Most Reluctant Students

Preorder Now! Coming November 2020.

“Why do I have to read this?”

What teacher doesn’t dread this question? It usually comes from our most disengaged students like the class clown or the student who struggles to read and write at grade-level. Sometimes we hear it from a student who cries of boredom or one who is angry or apathetic. When we don’t know what else to try, it’s easy to become frustrated and give up on these challenging learners. But take heart! Author Cris Tovani has spent her career figuring out how to entice challenging students back into the process of learning.

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Preorder now! Available 11/30/2020.

Description

In Why Do I Have to Read This? Cris Tovani shares her best secrets, lessons learned from big fails, and her most effective literacy and planning strategies that hook these hard to get learners. 

You will meet many of Cris’s students inside this book. As she describes some of her favorites, you may even recognize a few of your own. You will laugh at her stories and take comfort in her easily adaptable strategies that help students remove their masks of disengagement. Cris shows teachers how to plan by anticipating students’ needs. Her Curriculum You Anticipate structures of Topic, Task, Targets, Text, Tend to me, and Time will literally help you anticipate your curriculum. 

Inside Why Do I Have to Read This? readers will find:
 

  • literacy strategies for all content areas that support and engage a wide range of learners so they can read and write a variety of complex text 
  • reference charts packed with small bites of instructional shifts that coaches and teachers can use to quickly adjust instruction to re-engage students 
  • planning strategies that show teachers how to connect day-to-day instruction so that no day lives in isolation 
  • versatile thinksheets that are reproducible and adaptable to different grade levels, content areas, and disciplines

Above all, Cris gives teachers energy to get back into the classroom and face students who wear masks of disengagement. She reminds us of the importance of connecting students to compelling topics, rich text, useful targets, and worthy tasks. She reminds us of the importance of tending to students’ basic needs and helps us consider how to best structure instructional time. After reading this book, teachers will have new ways to connect with students in a deep, authentic way. Written in a humorous, compassionate, and wise voice, Why Do I Have to Read This? will provide answers to the pressing questions we have when we try to teach and reach all of our students.

 

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About the Author(s)

Cris is an internationally known consultant who focuses on issues of disciplinary reading and writing instruction. She was awarded the 2017 Thought Leader Award from the International Literacy Association. Cris has been an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado and the University of Denver. She is the author of five books, most recently Why do I Have to Read This? Cris has taught students from grades 1-12 and continues to study the “knowing-doing gap” by investigating how best practice research can be practically applied to a variety of instructional settings.

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Product Details

Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Media: 232 pp/paper
Available: 11/30/2020
Item No: 1151
ISBN: 978-1-62531-151-1
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

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